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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Ok...been buying questionable lots with fingers crossed - the book I thought would be good was not but there were 3 others to make up for it - this is one of them - never had a double cove before - how do you grade this - should I just take off the outer cover?? close to 9 on the outer and with a press guessing 9.6+ on the inner
First the outer





now inside





thoughts??
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KUNG FU PANNDA greggy private msg quote post Address this user
Under no circumstances should you remove the outer cover.
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Collector Deadpoolica private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by greggy
Under no circumstances should you remove the outer cover.
what he said!
If u send it for grading they will grade both covers & the highest of the 2 will be what's on the slab, they will also notate that it is a double cover. Multiple covers are sought after, rare & in most cases much more valuable.
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
Exactly. Don't remove the outer cover.
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Collector OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
OMG, do NOT remove that second cover!!! You should get 2 grades. One for the outer and one for the inner cover. Congratulations, those are cool books to have
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks!! wasn't sure how to handle this! - I think this is joining my group of comics that will be sent for pressing and grading!!
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Collector Pre_Coder private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah, don't ditch the outer cover. Awesome book to have for a double cover!
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Collector det_tobor private msg quote post Address this user
how about the outer cover PROTECTS the inner cover..like why the inner cover has a better quality.
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Collector TommyJasmin private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatKomics
Ok...been buying questionable lots with fingers crossed - the book I thought would be good was not but there were 3 others to make up for it - this is one of them - never had a double cove before - how do you grade this - should I just take off the outer cover?? close to 9 on the outer and with a press guessing 9.6+ on the inner

thoughts??


@KatKomics - Assigned grade is always based on the inner cover. On top of that, multiple cover books (copies also turn up with three or even more) tend to fetch a premium over a single cover book in the same grade.

In other words:

A) Let's say you get a CBCS 9.4 for your book (I don't think you'll pull a 9.6, corners are not sharp enough - but yeah, maybe if you're willing to pony up for a press).
B) The same book also graded CBCS 9.4 with a single cover will typically sell for quite a bit less than yours.

I know this because double covers often turn up as outliers in our Nostomania sales data processing code.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
I'm just glad this lot turned out ok. 15 books for $89 CAD with shipping. 13 are basically bin worthy.Photos were horrible but saw 2 books [not this one] that looked interesting so I took a chance. Wanted the 'My Greatest Adventures 81' to pan out but only a reader - this book though will pay for the whole lot and then some I think.
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Collector Homer private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadpoolica
Quote:
Originally Posted by greggy
Under no circumstances should you remove the outer cover.
what he said!
If u send it for grading they will grade both covers & the highest of the 2 will be what's on the slab, they will also notate that it is a double cover. Multiple covers are sought after, rare & in most cases much more valuable.


Wrong, if the book has an interior cover grade if 9.4, but has a coupon clipped on page four. Your absolutely not going to get a blue 9.4. The book will either be qualified or downgraded to a 1.0.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
Ah!! but this one is complete and with a press of one corner on the back cover this could be reallllly nice
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Collector VaComicsGuy private msg quote post Address this user
I've been collecting for a long time- thousands of books- never got a double cover.

I'd leave it as is
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by VaComicsGuy
I've been collecting for a long time- thousands of books- never got a double cover.

I'd leave it as is



I'm just over the 7k mark (need to sell off some to reduce space taken up) and this is my first double cover!
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I'M BRINGING SEXY BACK CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
Whoever presses this needs to know what they are doing.
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Collector Dick_Pontoon private msg quote post Address this user
Yeah. I saw an FF #4 across the street last night sent to a mystery presser that wound up with a chuck out of it and what looks like waves.
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They're all NM+ conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
I collect double covers, and pay more for them than I would for a single cover of the same issue. I have several from all ages.

Keep it double cover, for sure.
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Collector VaComicsGuy private msg quote post Address this user
I wouldn't mind adding one to my collection.
A friend has found 2 in the wild and purchased some online. I think he has about a dozen or so.
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Collector KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by CFP_Comics
Whoever presses this needs to know what they are doing.



Still figuring what books to send for pressing but dare I say CFP is on my radar?

Need to research a bit more about what pressing/cleaning can really do on a few of my books (one looks like ink smudges on cover and interior - seem a few examples on the web that seem like this can be fixed?)
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I say, go away, boy. You bother me. Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
I highly recommend CFP or CBCS pressing service. I have used both and have been very pleased with the results.
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